Gwyneth Paltrow just revealed War Machine will return for Avengers 4!
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Paltrow revealed Don Cheadle, the actor who plays Lt. Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes, was on set for Avengers 4.
Paltrow told The Hollywood Reporter:
I went to Atlanta to do Avengers 4, so I’m in and out for that, and it’s weird to go back and forth. We’re growing fast, and balls are dropping all the time. But honestly, I was on set and thought, ‘You sit here for two hours sipping tea, Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle are making me laugh hysterically — why the hell did I give this up?’
War Machine was incapacitated at the end of the massive parking lot fight in Captain America: Civil War.
He was hit by friendly fire when Falcon avoided a blast from Vision. The blast struck Rhodes instead sending him plummeting to the ground. While Rhodes didn’t die from the fall, his heartbeat was detected, he was definitely out.
War Machine’s fate was unclear after Civil War. However, it appears he will return for at least Avengers 4.
Paltrow also seems to have softened her stance on the Marvel movies and has been enjoying herself on set. Could Marvel Studios tap into her renewed enthusiasm and have her play a role after Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4. It would be pretty wicked to see Pepper Potts be a Skrull leading into Captain Marvel. However, the chances of that happening are slim given Tony Stark performed a pretty extensive operation on her at the end of Iron Man 3.